The Principles Underpinning the Role of the Practitioner Working with Children

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The principles underpinning the role of the
Practitioner working with children

The practitioner has many responsibilities to maintain in a professional relationship. One of the main responsibilities of a practitioner is to care for and educate the children. The practitioner also has the responsibility of keeping the chid safe and making sure the child’s personal details remain private and confidential. The practitioner should also work with other colleagues as part of a team. This is to provide a quality service for the children and their parents. A responsibility of the practitioner is to also work with parents as partners as they are the primary care of the child. The practitioner should communicate with the parents through
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Reflective practice allows the setting to solve problems rather than see them as barriers to success. “Problem solving could be achieved by through discussion at team meetings, focus groups, delegation of responsibility and carrying out research.” (Tassoni, P (2007). Child Care and Education. 4th ed. Oxford. Heinemann. Pg 229.)

Reflective practice is important because it helps the practitioner know and learn from his/her mistakes. If a practitioner did not reflect on his performance then he/she would not know the areas in which they need to improve. This is one of the reasons why reflective practice is important for improving the practitioners’ performance. In addition to this, reflective practice allows the practitioner to recognise the strengths and weaknesses. This is important as this plays a part in how the practitioner could improve and what he/she should continue doing. Reflective practice is important in improving your own performance as it allows the practitioner to set goals and build on their strengths and weaknesses to improve the overall performance.

E5 & C1 There are many principles that underpin work with children and how they support a practitioner within a setting. One of the main principles is that the welfare of the child is paramount. This means that it is necessary for the practitioner to make sure that in any circumstance the child’s needs and
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